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New York Gets an On-Time Budget

New York State has a new budget in place, on time again for the fourth straight year.

The ledger provides tax relief to homeowners and corporations and expands pre-kindergarten programs across the state

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

New York Casino Bids Are Now Being Accepted

New York State’s new Gaming Commission Facility Location Board is starting to take bids now for four privately owned casinos to be sited outside of New York City and off Native American land.

Voters in November approved Las Vegas-style gambling for casinos in the Albany area, the Catskills and the Southern Tier

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Police Warn Pedestrians of Recent Assaults

City of Binghamton Police are cautioning people to be aware of their surroundings when walking at night.

The caution comes after two teens were arrested in connection with several robberies and assaults downtown and on the west side over the past few days

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Injuction Against Susquehanna Anti-Fracker is Partially Lifted

A Twin Tiers anti-fracking activist has a little more room to move around in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania.

Susquehanna County Judge Kenneth Seaman March 28 partially lifted an injunction that kept Vera Scroggins of Brackney, Pennsylvania from going anywhere near property that was either owned or leased by Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation, including land owned by friends, businesses and medical facilities in Susquehanna County

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Binghamton Property Acquired By Broome Land Bank

A building that once was home to a Sheraton Inn on Binghamton's West Side has been acquired by the Broome County Land Bank Corporation.

The property at 50 Front Street has been vacant for about three years

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Southern Tier Loses Population

Broome County may seem a little less crowded these days.

The latest numbers from the U-S Census Bureau released show the county’s population dropped 1.5% between 2010 and 2013.  That translates to a loss of 3,066 residents over the three years

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Delaware County Employer Touts Benefits of Constitution Pipeline

A proposal to build a gas delivery pipeline through parts of the Southern Tier is getting support from some local industry in spite of concerns about safety that have been raised by citizen action and environmental groups

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Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News
Kathy Whyte/ WNBF News

Pennsylvania Takes Steps to Limit Gas Production Cost Deductions

Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a measure that would limit the ability of natural gas companies to deduct costs before paying landowners the royalties promised under mineral rights leases.

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee has approved the measure that would ensure a landowner’s royalty payment couldn’t go below 1/8 of the gas sale proceeds on the commercial market

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Bob Joseph/WNBF News

Protest at Binghamton Disaster Preparedness Training

The topic may be disaster preparedness, but Binghamton area residents who oppose high volume, hydraulic fracture drilling for natural gas make their presence known.

Protestors had planned to rally at the program at the Binghamton University Events Center that is being conducted by state-wide emergency services officials to train local families on techniques to better prepare for disasters like the 2011 flood and know what to do in the immediate aftermath

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WNBF News/ Roger Neel Photo

Spring Craft Show Highlights Saturday at Binghamton University

The 9th Annual Spring Craft Show will be held this Saturday, March 15th at West Gym on campus at Binghamton University.  The show runs from 9 AM until 4 PM.  The show features over 150 arts and crafts booths with vendors from the area as well as other parts of the northeast

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